Recipes - Tried & True Chicken Parmesan

MsSweetCheeks

Mod Of The Month March 2012 - The Grand Theft
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Chicken Parmesan
Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
4 large eggs, beaten with 2 tablespoons water and seasoned with salt and pepper
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 cup vegetable oil or pure olive oil
Tomato Sauce, recipe follows
1 pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh basil or parsley leaves, for garnish
Tomato Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large Spanish onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, smashed with some kosher salt to make a paste
2 (28-ounce) cans plum tomatoes and their juices, pureed in a blender
1 (16-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1 small bunch Italian parsley
1 Cubano chile pepper, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge each breast in the flour and tap off excess, then dip in the egg and let excess drip off, then dredge on both sides in the bread crumbs.

Divide the oil between 2 large saute pans and heat over high heat until almost smoking. Add 2 chicken breasts to each pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and top each breast with some tomato sauce, a few slices of the mozzarella, salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of Parmesan. Bake in the oven until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with basil or parsley leaves.

Tomato Sauce:
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add pureed tomatoes with their juices, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 cup water, bay leaf, parsley, Cubano pepper, and bring to a boil. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cook until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes.

My changes to the recipe:

For the bread crumbs, I used homemade bread that I made and toasted it. Then I added 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp celery seed, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp parsley, 1 tsp Italian Sesoning. Put all in food processor and blended together.

I didn't use salt or pepper in this recipe.

With the flour, I put in a container and added some Mrs. Dash seasoning, red pepper, garlilc powder, and onion powder to it.

With the egg wash, I added Mrs. Dash to it.

I did not fry the chicken on the stove. That was just too fatty!!! I baked the chicken on 400 degrees. 25 minutes on each side.

For the sauce, I also added some Mrs Dash, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, and oregano to it. I didn't have a cubano chile pepper, so I used a jalapeno pepper.

I didn't add any salt to the recipe like the recipe calls for. Salt is my enemy!!!!

I also cut back on the amount of cheese to reduce the sodium content too.

I then added the sauce and cheese to the chicken, put back in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.

I think this is all the changes I made to the original recipe. Oh, I did add bell peppers and colored peppers to the sauce when I was sauteing the onions and garlic.

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MsSweetCheeks

Mod Of The Month March 2012 - The Grand Theft
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It was really good.

looks yummy! I'm gonna try this one day!

Cool beans! I want to try something similiar down the road where I do the chicken the same way, but do a country gravy with it. I need to look up and find a low sodium country gravy recipe. Country Fried Chicken, but I will bake it instead of frying it.

I need to see what other recipes I can post to the forums too. I know I've posted a lot of my favorite recipes.

YUM YUM YUM! I just pinned it on our Frugal Recipes board on Pinterest.

I simply ADORE Chicken Parmesan. It is almost always my go to order if we go to an Italian restaurant.
 

Green is Gold

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This looks really good, Connie!
Going to take out chicken now, so I can make it tomorrow. :encourage19:
I'll make my own additions and subtractions too. :smile7:
 

MsSweetCheeks

Mod Of The Month March 2012 - The Grand Theft
Trader Group
Let me know how you like it.

Yup, I Connie-ized this recipe up. :hysterical6: Everything has to be low sodium for me and I don't fry my foods, I always bake it. Also, being from south Louisiana, I love my seasoning!

This looks really good, Connie!
Going to take out chicken now, so I can make it tomorrow. :encourage19:
I'll make my own additions and subtractions too. :smile7:
 
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